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e-mail DVD VIDEO

by bac0926 / February 16, 2011 9:48 AM PST

Is there any software to convert DVD video (not copyrighted) to a format I can e-mail

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Let's do some math.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 11:00 AM PST
In reply to: e-mail DVD VIDEO

Many ISPs lime one email to 2 MegaBytes. The usual DVD is over 4,000 Megabytes.

So if there was an app to email a 4GB file, that's 2,000 emails that would be sent then re-integrated on the other size.

-> If you sent 2,000 emails many ISPs would call you a spammer and black list you.

So for two reasons alone, you don't see such an app.

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If I may add a (small) typo correction.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 9:30 PM PST
In reply to: Let's do some math.

Many ISP's LIMIT one email to 2 MBs.

Sorry Bob. Happy

bac0926 I agree with Bob wholeheartedly. Even small videos are going to be far to large to email. You need to find some other solution.


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One lime to Mark!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2011 2:12 AM PST

My posts almost always pass the spill checker.

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sending HD video by e-mail
by vidneg / February 22, 2011 7:13 PM PST
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I faced this problem recently and had to give up.Hd files are so large that they will never be allowed to be sent. I now upload my videos to Picasa web album, and give friends and family the password so they can see them. This is not ideal I know, but for the meantime it is a solution. Vidneg

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DVD conversion
by MrGadgetman / February 26, 2011 5:42 PM PST
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There are video editing programs that can recode your video from DVD video (MPEG-2@6000b/s, stereo surround, etc) to several other formats including uploadable-specific ones. Now the bad news. To get the video file to shrink anywhere NEAR the size it needs to be to survive an email that video's quality will be adversely effected.
You will have to sacrifice framerate, video size(resloution), and bitrate for video and sound. Say your standard DVD-video is a few minutes long. By the time you shrink it to 320x240, 15fps with a sucky bitrate and mono it still will be a few megabytes. Gmail and Comcast I know will let you get away with 5MB emails. Some other ISPs and email services will not.
My advice? Set your digital video camera to the lowbandwidth email-friendly setting. Most cameras let you change the capture settings. Some brands call their setting VGA/Email others call it SD-LQ (as opposed to HD-UHQ: High Definition Ultra High Quality) Also, set the quality from "Fine" to "Normal".
The goal? The less you have to deviate from the native capture the less quality you have to sacrifice.

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sending video by e-mail
by bac0926 / February 27, 2011 5:17 AM PST
In reply to: DVD conversion

I guess I will have to do it the "old fashioned way" and mail DVD'S

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